Force yellow sees Brumbies home
Cape Town - The Brumbies cashed in on a Force side reduced to 14 men late on to pick up their first victory of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
As it happened: Brumbies v Force
The Brumbies won 25-17 after leading 10-7 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored four tries through wing Henry Speight, flyhalf Wharenui
Hawera, centre Kyle Godwin and replacement hooker Robbie Abel. Hawera was also on target with a conversion and penalty.
The Force, who led with a little more than 10 minutes to go, were reduced to 14 men when lock Ross Haylett-Petty was yellow-carded by referee Rohan Hoffmann.
They did however managed two tries of their own, thanks to hooker Heath Tessmann and wing Chance Peni. Flyhalf Jono Lance added both conversions and penalty.
The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory, while the Force left empty-handed.
In next weekend's Week 4 action, the Brumbies travel to Sydney to face the Waratahs (Saturday, March 18 at 10:45 SA time), while the Force have a bye.
15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13
Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui
Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Ben Hyne, 5 Sam
Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1
Substitutes:16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic
Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Tom
Staniforth, 21 Lolo Fakaosilea, 22 De Wet Roos, 23 Andrew Smith
Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Billy Meakes, 11
Luke Morahan, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7
Kane Koteka, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3
Tetera Faulkner, 2 Heath Tessmann (captain), 1 Pek Cowan
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Onehunga
Havili Kaufusi, 20 Isi Naisarani, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Ian Prior, 23